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Public programme closes with a moving tribute to our Scottish Makar

Public programme closes with a moving tribute to our Scottish Makar
Tue 31 August 2010

The 2010 Book Festival has featured over 750 participants from 50 countries, culminating fittingly in a moving  tribute to Edwin Morgan…

New Book Festival event to celebrate the life of Edwin Morgan

New Book Festival event to celebrate the life of Edwin Morgan
Tue 24 August 2010

Following the death of Edwin Morgan last week, we would like to confirm that a special event with a wide variety of contributors will be held on Monday 30 August to celebrate the life of Scotland’s first National Poet…

Elsewhere programme launched!

Elsewhere programme launched!
Fri 20 August 2010

The Minister for Culture, Fiona Hyslop, today launched 'Elsewhere', our programme of brand new writing. Exciting contributions by leading authors will continue to be uploaded here on the website, and many are already available, from Roddy Doyle's to A L Kennedy's…

Sad Loss of Scottish Makar Edwin Morgan

Sad Loss of Scottish Makar Edwin Morgan
Thu 19 August 2010

It is with regret that we receive the sad news of the death of legendary Scottish poet Edwin Morgan, only a day after the Book Festival's Edwin Morgan International Poetry Competition…

Open University Event Announced

Open University Event Announced
Tue 17 August 2010

On Sunday 22 August 2010 the Book Festival is hosting our event in association with the Open University. On Sunday morning the Party Pavilion will be open to all, free of charge, for OU information, opportunities and course sign-ups. Just drop by!…

Peter Mandelson comes to the Book Festival

Peter Mandelson comes to the Book Festival
Mon 16 August 2010

We are pleased to announce that renowned political figure Peter Mandelson will be joining us in Charlotte Square gardens on Sunday 29 August to talk publicly about his memoir for the first time…

Book Festival & Filmhouse

Book Festival & Filmhouse
Mon 16 August 2010

The Book Festival has teamed up with the Filmhouse Cinema, home of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, to present two brilliant Filmhouse events featuring Margaret Atwood, Richard Holloway, Murray Grigor and Brian Dillon…

Sun, fun, and a record-breaking Book Festival

Sun, fun, and a record-breaking Book Festival
Sun 15 August 2010

The Edinburgh International Book Festival opened to enormous enthusiasm and glorious sunshine yesterday morning, with record crowds (former PM Gordon Brown among them) pouring onto site to enjoy the sunny gardens and their energy-packed theatres…

Actors of The Wicker Man join Allan Brown at the Book Festival

Actors of The Wicker Man join Allan Brown at the Book Festival
Wed 11 August 2010

As the Book Festival draws ever closer, we have an exciting addition to our jam-packed opening day on Saturday 14 August. Allan Brown will now be joined by Scottish TV legend Barbara Rafferty and Olivier Award-winning Lesley Mackie, two actors from The Wicker Man, in a very intriguing event telling the inside story of the ultimate Scottish cult movie…

A taste of Book Festival events on edinburghfestivals.tv

A taste of Book Festival events on edinburghfestivals.tv
Thu 05 August 2010

Five of our authors have been interviewed for the official Edinburgh Festivals TV channel, offering tantalising teasers for their upcoming Book Festival events…

A S Byatt joins Book Festival programme

A S Byatt joins Book Festival programme
Thu 05 August 2010

We recently added a tempting new event to our 2010 programme – an engaging appearance by Booker prize-winning writer A S Byatt, who will be joining us to discuss her compelling and ambitious new novel, The Children’s Book…

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